Ok, I know I will get tons of boos and a few rotten eggs for this post, throw them, I accept. But, After reading TONS, and I mean tons of articles about Brett Favre, tons of articles about his records, his dedication to the game, and his personal battles (his wife is fighting cancer…). It occured to me that, Als fans in Montreal, have not fully appreciated Anthony Calvillo (I include myself in that category).
Calvillo, Like Favre, has broken so many passing records… Calvillo, like Favre, is the modern day QB of the franchise (Nobody in Montreal will ever forget Etcheverry). Calvillo, like Favre, was the QB who brought back the championship to his city: Calvillo and the Als won the 2002 Grey Cup, ending the Als 25 year Grey Cup drought. Favre won the Super Bowl in 1997…
The only major difference between their careers, is that Favre was applauded constantly, but AC has always been scrutinized. They both won championships, they both lost a championship game.
I just ask that people in Montréal start recognising what AC has done for this city, and that it happens quickly enough for the guy to know we love him. I am a major AC denigrator, but I admit, AC is a special QB, and an even more special person. Come on MOntreal, let him know we love the guy!